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HELP ARTD-Arts   BSSD-Behav. & Social Sci.   HUMD-Humanities    NSLD-Nat. Sci. with Lab   NSND-Nat. Sci. NO lab   [M] - Multicultural
CE -- Credit by Exam available     (...only)  -- offered only on indicated campus(es)     G - Germantown    R - Rockville    TP - Takoma Park
Course Course Title Semester Hours Subject
MH 101 INTRO MENTAL HEALTH I 3 semester hours MH-Mental Health
Course Description:    First of two related courses (with MH 102). An introduction for beginning mental health students in their training toward becoming responsible, aware agents-for-change in their communities. MH 101 covers history, concepts, roles, and institutions of the mental health field. Emphasis on the role of the mental health associate and development of a conceptual frame of reference. Exploration by the beginning student of area facilities. (TP only) PREREQUISITE: Consent of department. Assessment levels: EN 101/101A, MA 100, RD 120. Three hours each week.
MH 102 INTRO MENTAL HEALTH II 3 semester hours MH-Mental Health
Course Description:    Second of two related courses (with MH 101, which must be taken first). An introduction for beginning mental health students in their training toward becoming responsible, aware agents-for-change in their communities. MH 102 provides skill training in the use and the application of the tools of mental health workers, such as interviewing, behavior modification, diagnostic and evaluative methods, research, community mental health approaches, and other skills as the need arises. A continual discussion of professional ethics and responsibilities is maintained throughout the course. (TP only) PREREQUISITES: MH 101 and consent of department. Three hours each week.
MH 112 GROUP DYNAMICS I 3 semester hours MH-Mental Health
Course Description:    First of two related courses (with MH 213). These two courses are to be taken consecutively in order to provide a continuous one-year experience. Focus is on helping students to realize their potential for growth more fully and to increase their ability to work with others in a variety of situations. Experiential learning is directed toward the development of self-insight and awareness of impact upon others through a variety of techniques. Lectures, discussion, and reading materials are directed to an understanding of group processes, including factors of cohesion, leadership, conflict, individual roles, communication systems, tasks, and problem solving. (TP only) PREREQUISITES: PY 102 (or concurrent enrollment) and consent of department. Two hours lecture, two hours laboratory each week.
MH 200 FIELD WORK MENTAL HEALTH 6 semester hours MH-Mental Health
Course Description:    Provides a continuous fieldwork experience in mental health and other human services. Students are assigned to a community human services facility. Their participation is supervised by the instructor and appropriate personnel at the facility. The seminar on campus provides an opportunity for the students to discuss concepts of working in a helping relationship; to verbalize and to learn to handle their feelings about the work experience; and to continue the study and applications of human services worker skills, such as case study methods, testing procedures, interviewing, behavior modification, communication problems, group activities, counseling, and staff relations. In the second semester, training will continue as in the first semester, but with increasing responsibility. Students will be working at a more sophisticated level, using more independent judgment and discrimination. Practice, using group process skills both as leader and group member in various client and staff relations, will be added to fieldwork. Each student will be expected to find an area of special interest and to gain some expertise in it through more practice and experience. (TP only) (CE) PREREQUISITES: MH 101 and MH 112. Two-hour seminar each week, 200 hours fieldwork each semester. Course may not be repeated more than two times.
HELP ARTD-Arts   BSSD-Behav. & Social Sci.   HUMD-Humanities    NSLD-Nat. Sci. with Lab   NSND-Nat. Sci. NO lab   [M] - Multicultural
CE -- Credit by Exam available     (...only)  -- offered only on indicated campus(es)     G - Germantown    R - Rockville    TP - Takoma Park
Course Course Title Semester Hours Subject
MH 208 ACTIVITY THERAPIES 3 semester hours MH-Mental Health
Course Description:    Laboratory study and experience of a survey of treatment approaches used in various activity therapies selected from art, music, dance, occupational and recreational therapies, and storytelling. Experience with methods of nonverbal communication. (TP only) PREREQUISITES: PY 102 and consent of department. Three hours each week.
MH 213 GROUP DYNAMICS II 3 semester hours MH-Mental Health
Course Description:    Second of two related courses (with MH 112, which must be taken first). These two courses are to be taken consecutively in order to provide a continuous one-year experience. Focus is on helping students to realize their potential for growth more fully and to increase their ability to work with others in a variety of situations. Experiential learning is directed toward the development of self-insight and awareness of impact upon others through a variety of techniques. Lectures, discussion, and reading materials are directed to an understanding of group process, including factors of cohesion, leadership, conflict, individual roles, communication systems, tasks, and problem solving. (TP only) PREREQUISITE: MH 112. Two hours lecture, two hours laboratory each week.

 
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